U.S.-based home networks: Coax and phone lines are king

Given the proliferation of cable television and (obviously) phone lines in U.S.-based homes, it should be of no surprise that these two wires are leading the ‘no new wires' home networking battle. According to recent research from In-Stat, existing coax and phone line-based networks are becoming the dominant forms of home networking connectivity where the service provider provisions the home network. However, households with an in-home provider using coax/phone line technology will double from 2008 to 2010. The research also showed a strong demand for online video viewing, as about two thirds of consumer respondents polled in an In-Stat survey said they would watch Internet video on their existing television set.

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